Cases & Deals

Los Angeles associates negotiate return of client's vehicle wrongfully withheld by "loan shark"

Clients Gonzalez, Ramon

Under the supervision of Eric Enson (Los Angeles) and Philip Cook (Los Angeles), and in partnership with Public Counsel, the nation's largest public interest law firm, Los Angeles associates Joseph Axelrad and Douglas Lawson successfully negotiated a settlement on behalf of pro bono client Ramon Gonzalez. Before Jones Day got involved, an unlicensed finance lender ("loan shark") had deprived Mr. Gonzalez of the use of his car for over a year, despite Mr. Gonzalez's timely and complete loan payments. The "loan shark" came to the bargaining table only after the Jones Day team sent him a demand letter, along with a draft complaint. As a result of our help, Mr. Gonzalez regained possession of his vehicle.